Valve Noise

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Apr 29, 2005
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Hello, I have a question for those more experienced: I just adjusted the valves on my 88 FJ62 270K Miles. The engine idles and runs great, like never before, but I can hear the valves louder than before. I did notice when adjusting them that some were too tight and I could not fit the feeler gauge, until I adjusted them. I know some ticking noise is normal but I don't know how much is normal. The engine idles at 650 and is more responsive than before. I also checked the timming and it is on per FSM. Should I readjust the valves again and maybe get them a little tighter? Before the valve adjustment the engine would idle ok cold but when hot would idle very rough.


Thanks,

Jesse
 
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Apr 29, 2005
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Thanks, the fact that it runs so well now makes me feel a whole lot better. I just thought It would quiet down some instead of getting louder.
 
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I had the same on my 62, when I opened it up for the 3rd time, I noticed slight wear on the rockershaft. If I set the valves, then lifted the valve end of the rocker with a screwdriver, I noticed the gap increased. So I set it again but this time putting some tension on the rocker, and now it seems perfect. Suppose I should replace the rocker shaft sometime, but I'll leave that for a rainy day.
 
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